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Summer Reading: Summer Reading

Summer Assignments

This summer all GHS students in rising grades 9-12 have been given or offered a copy of the book Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt With Family Addiction by Jarrett Krosoczka to read before the beginning of school. This nonfiction graphic memoir was a finalist for the National Book Awards for Young People's Literature in 2018 and won numerous starred book reviews. The author is scheduled to visit GHS and speak to the entire school in early October. Krosoczka’s visit is part of a community-wide read of Hey, Kiddo organized by the Greenfield Public Library in an effort to engage our community in meaningful discussions about the impacts of the opioid epidemic, and is funded in part by the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County. The books were purchased with Title I funds and are intended for the students to keep! 

Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®

Incoming 8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Welcome to 8th Grade English!  We are looking forward to a great year with all of you whether it be in person, virtually, or some version in between!  While we encourage you to read as much as possible over the summer, you will all be required to read National Book Award Winner The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. The book tells the story of Junior who lives on the Spokane Indian Reservation, but chooses to attend an all-white high school in a nearby farming town, and addresses issues of bullying, identity, loyalty, and growing up. Please have the book read by the start of school and be prepared to discuss in class and complete any assignments you may be given. 

Reading Recommendations

GHS eBooks & eAudiobooks Using Sora

FREE ebooks and audiobooks, including lots of teen popular fiction.

Use your GHS Google login to get the OverDrive Sora app to access ebooks & eaudiobooks on your mobile device or browser. 

Setting up Your Sora Account

Watch Ms. Pollock's video tutorial for getting started with Sora:

Or follow this Sora quick start guide:

  1. Download the app for free from your app store, or go to

Apple App Store Google Play Store

  1. Open up the app or website and click the Find my school button.

If your school doesn’t show up automatically based on your location, click My school isn’t listed and search for Greenfield's zip code: 01301 (you can also search for “MLS Commonwealth”).

  1. Choose Greenfield High School from the drop-down menu and click Sign In Using Greenfield High School
  2. Enter your GHS Google login to enter into the GHS account.